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an endopeptidase found in most cells, which takes part in cell autolysis and self-digestion of tissues.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
One of a number of intracellular proteinases and peptidases (all endopeptidases) of animal tissues of varying specificities.
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Any of various enzymes found in animal tissue that catalyze the hydrolysis of proteins into smaller proteins.
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cathepsinAny ENZYME that acts to split the interior PEPTIDE bonds of a protein, causing its decomposition.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
kathepsinthe intracellular, proteolytic enzymes that bring about AUTOLYSIS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005